IPhone app sends your avatar on a quest to vanquish your to-do list. Can a video game motivate people to do real-life work?
When you think of the library, you may envision driving to the nearest branch. But what if all you had to do was log on to the library website?
Customers spend more on wine at restaurants offering computerized wine advice.
Social network games are big money, and name-brand products are joining the quest to make real dollars from virtual goods.
Profit-taking contributes to the sell-off. Worries grow that European banks need more capital. Gold moves higher. Oracle jumps after hiring former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd; HP sues.
The FTC is toying with the idea of a do-not-call list for computer users. But some experts doubt it will work as well.
One technology that hasn't kept up with the times is the power meter outside your house. Now new devices can help you track minute to minute how much you use.
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